Sold - NINA RICCI Vintage Couture Red Silk Chiffon Evening Dress w/ Royal Provenance Size S
This stunning vintage Nina Ricci Haute Boutique evening dress comes with the royal provenance of Edda-Marie Prinzessin von Erbach-Schönberg, born in 1930 as the daughter of Georg Ludwig Fürst von Erbach-Schönberg and Marie-Marguerite von Deringer and as a cousin of the former Dutch Queen Juliana. In 1951 she married the German sculptor Karl Josef Dierkes with whom she had four children. They divorced in 1960. Edda-Marie made a name for herself as a jewelry designer and lived in Darmstadt. She died in 1993.
The dress is made of a true and deep red silk chiffon and features a wonderful cut with an unusual collar that buttons at the back of the neck, draped fabric across the bust area and a widely flared skirt with a spectacular hem circumference of almost six meters/seven yards that sits a few inches below the knee. It comes with a matching scarf that can be worn as a belt or as a stole. The dress was sewn by hand and features wonderful couture seams and an internal waist stay. It closes at the back with a metal zipper and a metal hook and eye as well as with three silk-covered buttons at the back of the neck. 100% silk, fully lined in a red crêpe. Made in France.
Excellent. A small mark to the fabric tag and the crêpe lining right next to the side seam (does not show on the outside), one tiny rip (7 mm/0.25") and a few even smaller holes to the bottom skirt that all get completely lost in the yards and yards of silk chiffon. The scarf is left unfinished at one end.
No tag, will fit a D 36, F 38, I 42, US 6, UK 10, SMALL
Measurements (laid flat)
Bust 44,0 cm/17.3"
Waist 34,0 cm/13.4" (no stretch!)
Hip 51,0 cm/20.1"
Length approx. 115,0 cm/45.3"